Valter Sirk – Pinot Blanc ConteA, 2012

Valter Sirk - Pinot Blanc ConteA, 2012
Valter Sirk – Pinot Blanc ConteA, 2012
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

As Valter Sirk‘s Pinot Blanc generated quite the interest, it is only appropriate we look at his selected version, which underwent extensive bottle ageing in the cellar after fermentation and maturation in tonneaux barrels.

I mentioned already that Valter is very fond of his Pinot Blanc, and this passion for the variety fully expresses in the wine we’re looking at tonight. Grapes are coming from a vineyard that was planted in 1987. The vinification followed fermentation with maturation in new tonneaux, medium-toasted barrels and at least six months of stabilisation in stainless vats, for a total of five years of the road before being bottled.

All this results in a wine of dense texture, with crystal clear, golden yellow colour.

The aromas are intense, revealing ripe yellow fruit, peach, honeydew melon, papaya and dried yellow flowers. Sweet spices like vanilla and cinnamon are bonded with pan brioche, marzipan, hazelnuts, and honey wax.

The wine is dry and expressively soft. Its freshness is ripe and combines nicely with the minerality, balancing the taste. A wine of intensity, full-bodied, with pronounced elegance evolving in a refined and lasting aftertaste.

A wine indicating it still didn’t say its last words, and that will please its drinkers for the next five to seven years. A bottle will cost you between 25 to 40 Eur, and you can order it at Mabat Int, Enotic, Deliz and Italvinus.

Valter Sirk - Pinot Blanc ConteA, 2012
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

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